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Autumn Term 1 - Bright Lights, Big City!

Would you rather go to London or Rio de Janeiro? Why?

In the Bright Lights, Big City project, your child will take part in a royal garden party and learn about Queen Elizabeth II. They will learn about the countries that make up the United Kingdom, including their location, capital cities and some of their physical and human features. They will have the opportunity to do map work, using compasses and positional and directional language to plan routes around London. They will research the cause and impact of the Great Fire of London and look at some famous London landmarks. They will learn about other capital cities around the world, including Kuala Lumpur, and compare how they are similar and different to London.

Our Royal Garden Party

This week we began our project by planning a memorable experience. We wrote invitations to our friends and made party decorations. Then on Friday we had a special Royal Garden Party with our friends. 

Sharing our story maps

This week we have been using our knowledge of London landmarks to plan a story. We have created a story map remembering to include our geographical knowledge. Then we share them with our friends to practise orally composing sentences.  

This week as part of our companion project Taxi we have been experimenting with construction kits to make vehicles. We have been using the terms; wheel, axle and chassis when constructing our models.  

We have been using the Bee-Bot app on the iPads to improve our skills in directional language. We had to solve the algorithm and program the bee with instructions so that it could reach the flower at the end of the path. 

We had such good fun at our parent WOW event.  We worked together to use our knowledge of moving vehicles to make our very own taxi.